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Choosing & Finding Your Vasectomy Doctor

Let us assist with choosing and finding a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor in your area. Your choice of a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor is among factor's in your control, once you decide to go ahead with the procedure. It should not be a daunting task. We have outlined the three steps and how to go about the process. The purpose of this article is to help find you the best qualified no-scalpel vasectomy doctor that is suitable for you.

We advise printing this page so that you may refer to it when finding a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor or clinic. It is not a substitute for medical advice. It simply points to the tasks and the issues worth considering.

Quick Reference to the Steps:

Before getting started we want to be sure you are aware of the following:

  • If you live in the USA, consult your medical insurance provider. There may be conditions and suggestions that you need to be aware of. For Canadians, no-scalpel vasectomy is covered by public provincial medical insurance programs. There is usually little or no cost for a no-scalpel vasectomy procedure, though some doctors may offer extra options which will not be covered.
  • Today doctors who perform no-scalpel vasectomy may specialize in a variety of areas because no-scalpel vasectomy is a fairly simple surgery. Though traditionally performed by a urologists, , qualified no scalpel vasectomy doctors need only seek additional specialized training. By way of example, a gynaecologist may wish to offer patients male and female sterilization options and family practitioners may wish to cater to his patients needs by offering patients no-scalpel vasectomy. Still other no-scalpel vasectomy doctors devote their practice solely or predominantly to this procedure.
  • No-scalpel vasectomy does not require a referral in most states and provinces. Which is to say, you can probably save yourself the trouble visiting your family doctor.

Step 1: Finding a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Doctor or a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Clinic

The first step is to find no-scalpel vasectomy doctors and clinics in your area. Here are suggested options, in no particular order:

  •' directory of doctors who perform vasectomy show cases both no-scalpel and conventional techniques.
    Click Find A Doctor", also found on at the top of almost every page. Go to the general directory link which displays vasectomy doctors and clinics in that state. Click on each doctor to open a more detailed view that includes a practise description. The description indicates the technique performed by the doctor – no scalpel or conventional.
  • Call up a urology clinic or hospital in your area and ask which doctors perform no-scalpel vasectomy.
  • Ask your family doctor for a referral and ask people you know for a reference. Often a testimonial about a no-scalpel doctor can play an influential role in your choice. Just keep in mind that this is not a substitute for medical advice.
  • Use the internet to search for terms like, "no-scalpel vasectomy doctor in…" or "no scalpel vasectomy clinics in…" No-scalpel vasectomy doctors that have a website will usually make no-scalpel vasectomy a significant part of their practice. Additionally there are other website directories for doctors who perform vasectomy.

Step 2: Personal Preferences for No-Scalpel Vasectomy Doctors

Personal preferences will reduce the number of no-scalpel vasectomy doctors you have on your list. Here are possible preferences refine the no-scalpel doctors on your list.

  • Convenience: This refers to both the no-scalpel vasectomy doctor's location and when the doctor can schedule an appointment. In most urban areas. a no-scalpel doctor should not be located too far away. Other access issues include parking and public transportation access. In less populated areas you might need to travel further to see the right no-scalpel doctor. Also available times and days will play a role.
  • The doctor's Gender & Age: Perhaps you have a preference for a doctor who is older, younger or your age. And perhaps you will feel more at ease with a female or a male no-scalpel vasectomy doctor.
  • Language preference: The patient-doctor relationship depends upon good communication and trust. Perhaps you will be more comfortable with a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor who speaks your mother tongue.
  • Other preferences: Sometimes its just a gut feeling but whatever it is it will play a role in your relationship with the no-scalpel vasectomy doctor.

Step 3: Choosing Your No-Scalpel Vasectomy Doctor

This is the part that takes a greater due diligence on your part. We have attempted to simplify this process by creating a checklist to use as a reference.

  • Always ensure the surgeon is licensed to practice in your jurisdiction (i.e. state or province).
  • Ask how many vasectomies the physician performs -in career/ per week/ per year?
  • Consider the technique - no-scalpel verses conventional.
  • Ask if the technique performed is 'open-ended' or 'closed ended'?
  • Ask about the physician's complication rates.
  • Ask about the doctor's failure rate.
  • Ask how many minutes it takes the physician to complete the procedure?
  • Does the physician use fascial interposition? (See procedures)
  • Ask how the tubes are blocked - Cautery of the vas or suture ligation of the vas? (see blocking the tubes)
  • Does the surgeon have a university appointment?

We hope this helps outline the process for finding and choosing a no-scalpel vasectomy doctor. Your vasectomy doctor is among the most important factors in your control.

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